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2119 Travelers rated Aspen Snowmass highly for Mountains and Skiing

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Your Aspen vacation

The perfect winter escape is difficult to describe. With four distinctively different mountains, there is, quite literally, a lot of territory to cover. Add to that the excitement of the X Games, the kind of nightlife that has the potential to make you miss first chair and the kind of powder to make you get up for it anyway, and what you have is a destination beyond definition. The best that we can do is give you a glimpse of everything Aspen/Snowmass is and does - and invite you to come live it.

Best time to take a trip to Aspen Snowmass

Best Time to Go

Aspen has a mild climate all year with summer beginning in July and bringing warmer temperatures. This is a great time for Aspen travel, but pack a light sweater since evening temperatures tend to be cool even on the hottest days. Winter is cold and snowy, with December, January, and February being the coldest. However, it is the most popular season for those who plan to ski. You will want to include Winterskol, the annual toast to winter in your plans if you come during that time. Autumn and spring are perfect times for Aspen vacations for a quiet visit.

Best Time to Go

Aspen has a mild climate all year with summer beginning in July and bringing warmer temperatures. This is a great time for Aspen travel, but pack a light sweater since evening temperatures tend to be cool even on the hottest days. Winter is cold and snowy, with December, January, and February being the coldest. However, it is the most popular season for those who plan to ski. You will want to include Winterskol, the annual toast to winter in your plans if you come during that time. Autumn and spring are perfect times for Aspen vacations for a quiet visit.

Things to do in Aspen Snowmass

Aspen Historical Society

Aspen Historical Society, two museums rich in the history of the area about mining, ranching, and life in the West.

Wheeler-Stallard Museum

Wheeler-Stallard Museum, a Victorian home built back in 1888 with period era furnishings on the first floor and changing exhibits on the second.

West Ending Walking Tour

West End Walking Tour, where visitors will be guided through some of the area’s historic homes and hear their stories as they get to know historic Aspen.

Smuggler Mine

At Smuggler Mine guests can enjoy a look at what mining was really like on a guided tour of this actual mine.

Aspen Art Museum

Aspen Art Museum, located on Mill Street in Aspen, features contemporary art and cultural activities.

Aspen Santa Fe Dance Ballet

Aspen Santa Fe Dance Ballet, an international dance company that performs in Aspen year-round.

Introduction

Skiing is at the heart of Aspen, but you will also find plenty of cultural activities when you visit. You can enjoy everything from history at Hotel Jerome where guests can stay on their Aspen vacations to an active nightlife with options in dining and entertainment. Aspen travel during the summer allows you to see the Music Festival with classical music and the Ideas Festival where unique inventions are part of the exhibits. Known for its resorts, you can have adventure or relaxation as you choose. Geared equally for families or adults, Aspen has plenty of activities for everyone.

Independence Pass

Independence Pass, a winding two-lane highway to the Continental Divide, that provides a scenic hike.

Aspen Club and Spa

Aspen Club and Spa provides a relaxing afternoon for adults and a Kid’s Gym to entertain the children.

Maroon Bells

Maroon Bells, located just 12 miles from Aspen, these are some of the most photographed mountains in North America.

Insider tips for Aspen Snowmass travel

Silver Queen Gondola

Ride up to the top of the Aspen Mountain in the Silver Queen Gondola to ski in winter or to lie out on the Sundeck in the summer.

Rockies

Enjoy a one-hour hot air balloon ride over the Rockies during your Aspen travel, followed by a breakfast with champagne.

Aspen Highlands

Stop at the Merry-Go-Round in Aspen Highlands, a restaurant serving pizza and other daily specials.

Little Annie's Eating House

Little Annie’s Eating House is a local bar that serves home-cooked food and is a favorite for bar-b-que lovers.

Grottos Trail

Take a hike on the Grottos Trail to enjoy the waterfall and rock formations.

Silver Queen Gondola

Ride up to the top of the Aspen Mountain in the Silver Queen Gondola to ski in winter or to lie out on the Sundeck in the summer.

Aspen Highlands

Stop at the Merry-Go-Round in Aspen Highlands, a restaurant serving pizza and other daily specials.

Rockies

Enjoy a one-hour hot air balloon ride over the Rockies during your Aspen travel, followed by a breakfast with champagne.

Grottos Trail

Take a hike on the Grottos Trail to enjoy the waterfall and rock formations.

Little Annie's Eating House

Little Annie’s Eating House is a local bar that serves home-cooked food and is a favorite for bar-b-que lovers.

Top Rated Hotels for your Aspen Snowmass Vacation

St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums
St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums
2.5 out of 5.0 334 W Hyman Ave, Aspen, CO
$68
4.0/5 (37 reviews)

My friend and I stayed in a private room with a bathroom and it was nice and what we expected. The pool is nice and the staff very friendly.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020
At St. Moritz Lodge & Condominiums, guests have access to an outdoor pool, a steam room, and free WiFi in public areas. There's free parking and a free ski shuttle. ...
The Gant
The Gant
4.0 out of 5.0 610 SOUTH WEST END STREET, Aspen, CO
$268
4.7/5 (58 reviews)

The staff is very friendly and accommodating. They lit the fire in my living room when I had trouble. The fireplace was real which I though was very charming. They provided us with logs, firestarters and matches. The rooms were spotless and the beds were very comfortable. The tv on demand worked ...

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2019
Guests staying at The Gant enjoy access to 2 outdoor pools, a fitness center, and a spa tub. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, ...
Limelight Hotel Aspen
Limelight Hotel Aspen
4.0 out of 5.0 355 S. Monarch St, Aspen, CO
$229
4.7/5 (66 reviews)

Nice overall, frindly, good location. We might come back.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2019
At Limelight Hotel Aspen, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and 2 spa tubs. If you drive, self parking is USD 18 per night, or you ...

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